The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team continued its hot start to the season by defeating Great Lakes Christian College JV 103-90.
“We did a great job of executing on both ends, and not letting miscues have an effect on us,” said GRCC head coach Joe Fox.. “We were able to let things go and focus on the next play.”
The Raiders started the game strong by securing a five-point lead early in the first half. Both teams battled throughout the first half but GRCC maintained its lead 50-40 heading into halftime. Although the Raiders scored 50 first half points, they only shot 42% from the field. They improved on that mark by shooting 59% from the field in the second half along with a 57% 3-point percentage. The Raiders outlasted the Crusaders 103-90. The team shot 50% from the field.
“The team shot well from three because we were able to share the ball and not force bad shots,” Fox said. “We have a good shooting team, but we’re especially effective when we move the ball and make the extra pass.”
Sophomore Danyel Bibbs led the team in scoring with 28 points along with a team-high nine assists. Following Bibbs, sophomore Brockton Kohler scored 19 points while nailing three 3-pointers. Sophomore’s Herman Brown and Rico Wade made a strong impact, as Brown scored seven points, had nine rebounds, and six steals. Wade scored 14 points while adding three steals.
“Danyel is very fast with the ball in his hands and he does a great job of picking his spots and attacking gaps,” Fox said.
Heading into Thursday’s matchup against Lansing Community College, the Raiders are 3-0 and they are looking for revenge. Coach Fox encourages the rivalry aspect of the matchup.
“Lansing is a great rivalry game for us especially due to last year’s results when they beat us twice on their way to winning the league championship,” Fox said. “If you want to compete in this state, that road starts with Lansing. Our guys will be ready and looking forward to that challenge.”
The GRCC men’s basketball team faces off against Lansing Community College on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Ford Fieldhouse.